Art Blakey & the Afro-Drum Ensemble – Love, The Mystery Of

The African Beat is a jazz album released by Art Blakey and The Afro-Drum Ensemble in November 1962 on Blue Note Records. He described it as the first opportunity he had to work with drummers from Africa; as a blend of American jazz with the traditional rhythms and tonal colors in the percussion of that continent. The album features compositions by African and American musicians, all based on aspects of West African (especially Nigerian) music.

Featuring Yusef Lateef, Ahmed Abdul-Malik, Curtis Fuller… 

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